Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Lua skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lua over the 6 months to 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lua
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 834 873 857
Rank change year-on-year +39 -16 +16
Contract jobs citing Lua 34 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.079% 0.031% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 8
UK median daily rate £500 £445 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +6.59% -8.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £445 £358
% change year-on-year +12.36% +24.48% -21.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £41.25 - £41.63
90th Percentile £43.75 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00

Lua is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43,219 42,560 39,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.92% 42.01% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,291 29,904 26,840
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +3.03%
10th Percentile £323 £310 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 782 865
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.75 £14.91
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Lua
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Lua as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lua.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lua over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 32 £500 +11.48% 4
UK excluding London 0 31 £500 +12.36% 2
Midlands +11 15 £500 -
West Midlands - 12 £500 -
South East - 11 - -
London - 3 £375 - 2
Scotland -6 2 - -
East of England +10 1 £300 - 1
North West -20 1 - -
North of England -24 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Lua also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Lua.

1 32 (94.12%) Python
2 28 (82.35%) Bash Shell
3 25 (73.53%) C
4 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (52.94%) Java
6 17 (50.00%) C#
6 17 (50.00%) Ruby
7 16 (47.06%) Mathematics
7 16 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (44.12%) OpenStack
8 15 (44.12%) Open Source
8 15 (44.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (44.12%) Waterfall
8 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
8 15 (44.12%) Metasploit
8 15 (44.12%) Nessus
8 15 (44.12%) Nmap
8 15 (44.12%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (44.12%) C++
8 15 (44.12%) Linux
8 15 (44.12%) Burp Suite
8 15 (44.12%) Kali Linux
9 14 (41.18%) OSINT
9 14 (41.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 14 (41.18%) Threat Intelligence
9 14 (41.18%) Computer Science
9 14 (41.18%) Degree
9 14 (41.18%) SCADA
9 14 (41.18%) Security Architecture
9 14 (41.18%) Software Delivery

Lua
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (44.12%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) 3ds Max
1 1 (2.94%) Maya
1 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (44.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) 802.11
1 13 (38.24%) HTTP
1 13 (38.24%) SNMP
1 13 (38.24%) VPN
2 11 (32.35%) VoIP
2 11 (32.35%) Wireless
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) 3G
4 1 (2.94%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
1 1 (2.94%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Burp Suite
1 15 (44.12%) Metasploit
2 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 2 (5.88%) JUnit
3 2 (5.88%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.88%) NUnit
3 2 (5.88%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.94%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.94%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (32.35%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 2 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Developer
1 14 (41.18%) Penetration Tester
1 14 (41.18%) Tester
2 10 (29.41%) C++ Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
4 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Consultant
4 1 (2.94%) Data Scientist
4 1 (2.94%) Designer
4 1 (2.94%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (2.94%) Games Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Network Designer
4 1 (2.94%) Security Consultant
4 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) 802.1X
2 3 (8.82%) CSS
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) Caffe
4 1 (2.94%) Core Data
4 1 (2.94%) CSS3
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) Keras
4 1 (2.94%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.94%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) Spring
4 1 (2.94%) TensorFlow
4 1 (2.94%) Torch
4 1 (2.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) SCADA
2 13 (38.24%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (32.35%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (32.35%) Mobile App
3 11 (32.35%) Wiki
4 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Kali Linux
1 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Mathematics
3 15 (44.12%) Open Source
3 15 (44.12%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (44.12%) Waterfall
4 14 (41.18%) Computer Science
4 14 (41.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 14 (41.18%) OSINT
4 14 (41.18%) Patch Management
4 14 (41.18%) Security Architecture
4 14 (41.18%) Software Delivery
4 14 (41.18%) Threat Intelligence
5 13 (38.24%) Cyber Intelligence
5 13 (38.24%) Remediation Plan
5 13 (38.24%) Social Engineering
5 13 (38.24%) Unit Testing
6 12 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (35.29%) Software Engineering
7 11 (32.35%) Security Operations
7 11 (32.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 32 (94.12%) Python
2 28 (82.35%) Bash Shell
3 25 (73.53%) C
4 18 (52.94%) Java
5 17 (50.00%) C#
5 17 (50.00%) Ruby
6 15 (44.12%) C++
6 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
7 10 (29.41%) Embedded C++
8 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.88%) Go
10 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.94%) R
10 1 (2.94%) Scala
10 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Degree
1 14 (41.18%) OSCE
2 5 (14.71%) CREST Certified
2 5 (14.71%) GPEN
2 5 (14.71%) OSCP
2 5 (14.71%) SANS
2 5 (14.71%) Tigerscheme
3 1 (2.94%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (44.12%) Nessus
1 15 (44.12%) Nmap
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Adobe
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco